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Robert Carter, Associate Director for Protective Services

Robert Carter, CMAE (Acting Associate Director, Protective Services Division) – 34 years of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Intelligence, Military, Physical Security and Defense Industry experience.

Mr. Carter is presently the Acting Associate Director of the Protective Services Division (PSD) for the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services (DGS). PSD’s mission includes protecting several hundred District-owned and leased locations of Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) throughout the Nation’s Capital. In this capacity he directs the operational activities for a large professional staff of civilian SMEs, Special Police Officers, and Contract Security Forces on a 24/7 basis.

Prior to the events of 9-11, he was an Intelligence Analyst and Russian Linguist in the U.S. Army, serving in Intelligence, Infantry, and Special Forces units worldwide. He also served as a Senior Defense Analyst with the Jane’s Information Group, where he authored a book on military vehicles and published numerous articles in ‘Jane’s Defence Weekly’ and International Defence Review Magazines. Mr. Carter served with distinction as an Operations-Executive Officer and Intelligence Officer within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). While at DIA he successfully built multi-divisional, multi-agency, multi-national consensus on various operational and analytical issues, and consistently produced research and analysis that was disseminated to the highest levels of government -- including the White House. He is a Certified Military Analysis Expert (CMAE), a certified Arms Control Analyst, and a member of the U.S. Inspection Team for the Conventional Weapons Europe (CFE) Treaty with the Russian Federation.

Since 9-11, Mr. Carter has built and led Homeland Security and Emergency Management divisions for well-known industry providers of CIKR Assessment, Training, Exercise, Planning, and Technology solutions. As a nationally recognized substantive expert on CIKR physical security protection for the majority of the 16 DHS Critical Sectors, he holds multiple methodology certifications, and has produced over 500 Risk, Vulnerability, Threat and Security Assessments. Working with various federal, state, local, military and tribal law enforcement, fire rescue, and public health organizations, Mr. Carter has also led teams of subject matter and technical experts in the design and execution of DHS HSEEP-compliant Preparedness and Response Exercises (including Super Bowls), as well as the development of various Emergency “Disaster” Planning documentation. He is also highly experienced with the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System (NIMS-ICS) and holds numerous DHS-FEMA/EMI certifications.

Mr. Carter graduated from the University of the State of New York, the National Intelligence University (NIU), and U.S. Army Intelligence Center & School. He is presently pursuing a MS in National Security Studies at the American Military University (AMU).


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